James Smith and Christine Grosland Wed
I've just returned from the wedding reception of James Smith and Christine Grosland (now Christine Smith). Both are long time Space Center volunteers and employees (and when I say long time, I mean long time). To get this exclusive story with photos, I had to skillfully maneuver through a long queue of friends and family of the bride and groom using my Troubadour Press Card. That left another line of space center staff and volunteers to circumnavigate. I knew my Troubadour Press Card wouldn't work on them, so I used my AARP Card and claimed my right to move into the handicapped waiting line at the front. Within minutes, I reached the happy couple.
"Bossman!" Christine shouted so I could hear. "You came!"
"I never turn down an opportunity for an unlimited dessert bar," I replied. That's when I noticed something quite unusual. Their footwear fell far short for a kosher wedding!
My conversation with the newlyweds was interrupted by a disturbance near the dessert tables. I recognized both voices - Jordan (James's brother) and Jon Parker. "Bossman, can you do something about that?" Christine nodded toward the troublemakers.
"I did it," he said proudly.
"You did, You did, You did pin a boutonniere," I replied. "You got your boutonniere pass!"
By the way, Jordan was sporting a new necktie technique called "The Trinity". Pretty cool huh? Another example of a flight director making his mark on an otherwise very traditional article of clothing.
I still had to deal with Jon's flagrant violation of his doctor's order regarding his use of a sharp object around another living creature. I put him in time out for ten minutes. He wasn't a happy camper but "all's well that ends well".
Congratulations to Christine and James! May they live long and prosper!